IDW Publishing Emerald City Comic Con Schedule

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All things IDW for Seattle’s upcoming Emerald City Comicon, including booth locations, creator signing schedule, and an exclusive variant cover!
via press release
IDW Takes Seattle!
Where To Be At Emerald City Comicon

San Diego, CA (March 25, 2015) – Attendants of Seattle’s renowned Emerald City Comicon are in for surprise announcements, exceptional signings and a weekend full of fun from IDW! Taking place this weekend from March 27th – March 29th at the Washington State Convention Center, come by the IDW booth (#1802) to stock up on your collection, meet your favorite creators, and score a truly outrageous exclusive. Additionally, Top Shelf can be found at booth #1225, where you can meet the creative team behind the hit satire God Is Disappointed in You, Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler!

Available exclusively at the IDW booth, grab yourself
a copy of the book that’s got everyone talking, Jem & The Holograms, with a variant cover by Agnes Garbowska! The cover can be purchased for $5, limit 3 per customer.

The IDW booth will be packed all weekend long with talent from across the industry signing their acclaimed work:

Friday March 27th

11:00 – 12:00 Orphan Black – Jody Houser
12:00 – 1:00 Samurai Jack, Powerpuff Girls –
Andy Suriano, Derek Charm
1:00 – 2:00 D4VE, The Bigger Bang –
Ryan Ferrier, D.J. Kirkbride
2:00 – 3:00 Jem & The Holograms
Agnes Garbowska, Sara Richard
(*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
3:00 – 4:00 Dirk Gently – Chris Ryall, Tony Akins
4:00 – 5:00 Godzilla: Cataclysm – Cullen Bunn
5:00 – 6:00 Kill Shakespeare – Conor McCreery
6:00 – 7:00 Nelvana of the Northern Lights  – Hope Nicholson

Saturday March 28th

10:00 – 11:00 Skylanders – David A. Rodriguez
11:00 – 12:00 Edward Scissorhands – Kate Leth, Drew Rausch
12:00 – 1:00 Dirk Gently – Chris Ryall, Tony Akins
1: 00 ­– 2:00 The Fly: Outbreak – Brandon Seifert
2:00 – 3:00 My Little Pony, Jem & The Holograms – Sara Richard
3:00 – 4:00 Wild Blue Yonder – Zach Howard
4:00 – 5:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & More! – Erik Burnham, Paul Allor
5:00 – 6:00 Judge Dredd – Darick Robertson
6:00 – 7:00 Transformers – Mairghread Scott, Andrew Griffith, Livio Ramondelli

Sunday March 29th

10:00 – 11:00 My Little Pony – Amy Mebberson, Georgia Ball, Ted Anderson,
Agnes Garbowska
11:00 – 12:00 Powerpuff Girls – Derek Charm
12:00 – 1:00 G.I. Joe Cover Art – Jerffrey Veregge, Drew Johnson
1:00 – 2:00 Amelia Cole, Artful Daggers  – D.J. Kirkbride, Adam P. Knave,
Sean E. Williams
3:00 – 4:00 Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate – Max Dunbar

And don’t miss out on the panels that are sure to be a highlight of your weekend!

Friday, 1:00 – 2:00 Room Hall C (TCC 301)
IDW: 2015 and Beyond—IDW invites you to join in their first big panel of 2015! Join VP of Marketing Dirk Wood, Editor-in-Chief/Chief Creative Officer Chris Ryall, alongside editor Sarah Gaydos, Erik Burnhamof Ghostbusters fame, and Jody Houser, writer of the hit Orphan Black comic for a spirited chat filled with announcements, hijinks and Q&A!

Saturday, 2:00 – 3:00 Room Hall C (TCC 301)
God is Disappointed in You (The Sequel), with Mark Russell & Shannon Wheeler—Last year’s standing-room-only hot ticket returns — now with even more Biblical bewilderment! God Is Disappointed in You, published by Top Shelf, is the tongue-in-cheek “condensed” version of the Bible you never knew you needed — hilariously modern, but surprisingly authentic — packed with cartoons by Eisner-award-winner Shannon Wheeler (The New YorkerToo Much Coffee Man). Join him and author Mark Russell (writer of DC Comics’ upcoming Prez) for an hour of unforgettable irreverence, including Q&A, audience sketches, and the hilarious-yet-accurate “ten-minute Bible.” PLUS: a taste of the Audie-nominated audiobook, read by Dr. Venture himself, James Urbaniak (The Venture Bros), and an exclusive announcement about the upcoming sequel!

Sunday, 3:30 – 4:20 Hall F (TCC 304)
Kevin Eastman: A Life With Turtles—Join the legendary co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and he talks about his long career in both comics and Hollywood, and how he brings his beloved Turtles to the world in a variety of media!

Sunday, 4:00 – 5:00 Room Hall C (TCC 301)
IDW Presents: The New Class of Licensed Comics—Transformers, Adventure Time, Star Trek, Orphan Black, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic… What do these comics all have in common? They’re all licensed comics, and although some may STILL look down on them, they’re also home to some of the best talent telling the best stories around. Come hear about the good (and the sometimes challenging) aspects of working on books like these, from host Editor Sarah Gaydos (Star Trek, Disney, Edward Scissorhands), with special guests Kate Leth (Bravest Warriors, Edward Scissorhands), Corinna Bechko (Star Wars, Planet of the Apes, Once Upon a Time), Jody Houser (Orphan Black), Editor Shannon Waters (of BOOM!), Chris Roberson (Aliens, Star Trek), and Gabriel Hardman (Planet of the Apes, Star Wars).

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Toy Fair 2015 Highlights

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MizCaramelVixen and I covered Toy Fair 2015 yesterday, take a look at some of the very cool things that we saw at Toy Fair.

The Walking Dead:

Saw a lot of very cool toys for The Walking Dead, both the TV series and the comic book. McFarlane Toys had some of the best ones. The attention to detail was really dope. I love the play sets, and they were all reasonably priced. I see I will have to make room in my playroom for some of the play sets.

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Funko Pop also had some very cool vinyls for The Walking Dead. They were of Michonne, Rick Grimes, Daryl, Tyreese, Hershel, and the Well Walker.Funko Pop The Walking Dead Figues

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

There were a lot of great toys and collectibles for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Funko Pop had the upcoming vinyls, which come out in March. Funko Pop Avengers Age of Ultron
Kotobukiya had some of the coolest looking Age of Ultron figures, especially the Hulk Vs Iron Man Hulkbuster statues. They look amazing and will be available in September.Kotobukiya Hulk vs HulkbusterKotobukiya Hulk vs Hulkbuster closeup Kotobukiya Hulk vs Hulkbuster front Kotobukiya Hulk vs Hulkbuster side

Flash and Arrow
Funko Pop and DC Collectibles had their toys for Arrow and Flash. The level of detail with the DC Collectibles figures is amazing.Funko Pop Arrow and Flash

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Ant-Man Movie Figure

Ant-Man movie figure from Diamond Direct looks pretty cool.Ant-Man movie figure

Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Poison Ivy Figures from Madam Alexander
I really loved the look of these. Great collectibles.
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Madam Alexander Women of DC WW, CW, Batman

Those were just some of the amazing toys that we saw at Toy Fair 2015. I know that I need to get a second job to pick up majority of these collectibles featured here. Which toy are you interested in adding to your collection?

Sirius XM’s TheMoms Host Annie Event Sponsored by Norwegian Cruise Line

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Sirius XM’s TheMoms hosted a screening for the movie Annie starring Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis at the Sony screening room on Tuesday afternoon. The event was sponsored by Norwegian Cruise Line and one lucky family that attended will win a cruise! There were tons of families lined up, little boys and girls all dressed in red and ready to see Annie. norwegian-cruise-cupcakes In the waiting area, the children helped themselves to some yummy cupcakes and slices of pizza while the moms and dads talked amongst themselves, each hoping that they’ll be the lucky family who wins the cruise prize.

Before the actual screening of Annie, we had a few commercials from Norwegian Cruise Lines which had me ready to fight to the “death” for a chance to win the family cruise prize. A vacation was needed right there and then, pretty sure there were more families who thought the same thing. THIS. IS. SPARTA! A duel was definitely going to break out right there in the Sony screening room, if it was announced that you had to fight to win. TheMoms, Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein, announced that the winner would be notified before Christmas. They also had another surprise, some of the cast members would be in attendance!

There were about 15 children who sat on the floor to watch Annie and only a couple of children moved from the spot where they sat. They were so mesmerized by the movie, one little girl would dance her little heart out during certain musical scenes.quvenzhane-wallis-opportunity My nieces attended the AnnieMoms event and my eldest niece, 14, broke out in tears during several scenes that featured Annie, namely the “Opportunity” number. The movie won her over, my 12-year-old-younger niece was not here for Annie. She told me “nothing beats the original”, it was an “okay” movie, that was “missing mysterious elements” and was curious why they were “singing off-key.”

Yikes!

After the screening of Annie, in walked four members of the cast…

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Zoe Margaret Colletti (Tessie), Nicolette Pierini (Mia), Eden Duncan-Smith (Isabella), and Amanda Troya (Pepper). These lovely ladies played four foster girls in Miss Hannigan’s (Cameron Diaz) care. They stopped by to answer a few questions from the audience and later took pictures with the children in attendance. This was the first feature film for 3 of the young ladies, all have done previous commercials before Annie. Here’s a few videos from the interview.

Nicolette Pierini who plays Mia spoke on Cameron Diaz being an awesome set mother.

The young ladies speak about experiences on set.

Just a few pictures of the four foster girl actors from the Annie remake movie and attendees.

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For more pictures of the event visit TheMoms on FaceBook.

Academy Award® nominee Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) stars as Annie, a young, happy foster kid who’s also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they’d be back for her someday, it’s been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). But everything’s about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) – advised by his brilliant VP, Grace (Rose Byrne) and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor, Guy (Bobby Cannavale) – makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Stacks believes he’s her guardian angel, but Annie’s self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it’s the other way around.

Annie is in theaters December 19th.

Missy Elliott Reveals Her New Look, 30lb Weight Loss; Insanity Workouts

Missy Elliott took to the stage at an Alexander Wang event for HM and showed off her amazing 30lbs weight loss.

Meet Jim Lee and Scott Snyder at Apple Store in Soho; Batman 75

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Press Release

Bestselling Writer Joins DC Entertainment Co-Publisher And Acclaimed Artist In Honor Of Batman’s 75th Anniversary and the Release of BATMAN VOL. 5: ZERO YEAR – DARK CITY With Fascinating Panel Discussion.

Commemorate Batman’s return to Gotham on Wednesday, October 8th at 7pm, when critically-acclaimed writer Scott Snyder and DC Entertainment Co-Publisher and artist Jim Lee visit the Apple Store, SoHo to celebrate the Dark Knight’s 75th anniversary, as well as the publication of the new graphic novel collection BATMAN VOL. 5: ZERO YEAR – DARK CITY. Beginning at 7pm, the Meet the Authors event will include a must-see discussion on the lasting cultural influence of The Dark Knight moderated by Grantland writer David Shoemaker.

Taking place the evening before New York Comic-Con 2014, the event will not only mark the release of Snyder’s BATMAN #35, but also the highly anticipated BATMAN VOL. 5: ZERO YEAR – DARK CITY. This graphic novel, the newest collection from the #1 New York Times best-selling creative team of Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, finishes the epic ZERO YEAR storyline, a bold new take on the Dark Knight’s origin.

Apple Store, SoHo (103 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012)

Source: DC Comics